Valuable, affordable European degrees

Study in Hungary

A European university degree gives you access to the most developed job markets in the world.
Get yours in Hungary.


The Study in Hungary Centre

The Study in Hungary Centre is based in Pretoria, and this is what we do:

We help applicants from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini, Botswana and Zambia

What do Hungarian universities offer?

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Quality university education

Hungary has a long history of higher education: our oldest university was founded in 1367 (!) and is flourishing to date. Hungary has over 20 higher education institutes despite being no larger than KwaZulu-Natal in size.

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Affordable tuition and cost of living

While Hungary is part of the European Union, it uses it`s own currency, the Hungarian Forint (HUF). 1 HUF=18-20 ZAR, which makes it very affordable. Hungary is fast becoming a No.1 study destination for international students.

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Acknowledged degrees

Knowing that the investment in your education will prove to be a valuable one is very important. Hungarian university degrees are widely acknowledged around the world as proof of the high level of studies.

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Full scholarship to hungary

What is the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship?

The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme is offered by the Government of Hungary and is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements with sending countries, including South Africa. Currently around 70 countries are engaged in the programme throughout 5 different continents and the geographical scope of the programme is spreading each year.In the academic year 2019/2020 more than 5000 students can begin their studies in Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. 

The programme was launched in South Africa in December 2016 and provides 100 full scholarships each year for South African nationals. 

Provisions include: full tuition, accommodation, monthly allowance and medical insurance. 

Available scholarships by study level
Bachelors (30)
Masters (60)
PhD (10)

Meet us to discuss your future education:

We are exhibiting at the following virtual and in person events in South Africa:

We love to talk about Hungary and study opportunities at Hungarian universities. Find the Study in Hungary stand at these events:

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15 December 2020

DHET Information session on the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme. ONLINE

UFS study in Hungary

3-4 November 2020

UFS International Scholarship and Mobility Fair ONLINE EVENT

CUT Study in Hungary session

1-2 October 2020

CUT Regional Virtual Study Abroad Fair ONLINE EVENT

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4-5 October 2019

Ticketpro Dome, Blue wing

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December 2019

CSIR, Pretoria
South African Science Forum

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University of Pécs

The University of Pécs was founded in 1367, making it the oldest Hungarian university. It launched it`s first English language programmes 30 years ago and is considered one of the most reputed institutes in the country and Europe alike. 

The University of Pécs is home to 20.000 students, 4.000 of them from 150 different countries around the world, including South Africa!

Did you know?

The University of Pécs is part of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme.

Technically, you could study at this university with a full scholarship!

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University of Debrecen

Study at the University of Debrecen

The University of Debrecen was founded in 1538 and is situated in Hungary’s Northern Great Plain region. It`s courses and education in general are based on practical and labour-market oriented knowledge far above the national standard. 

With over 5,660 foreign students on 14 faculties and 7 campuses, the University of Debrecen offers over 80(!) different study courses taught in English language. It has one of the largest international student communities among Hungarian universities.  

Partnerships with local and national companies ensure students have the opportunity to get an insight into business processes during their studies.


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Zimbabwean student on his experience at IBS

Get a British business degree in Hungary

International Business School (IBS) is a vibrant modern business school with campuses in Budapest, Vienna and London that attracts students from around 100 countries of the world.

The school offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes in different fields of business in cooperation with The University of Buckingham (UK) that is rated Top in the UK for student satisfaction since 2006 as well as Top in the UK for Teaching Quality, for Student-Staff Ratio and for Student Experience.

In addition to having a truly international atmosphere and courses taught in English language, IBS is famous for its highly practical and student-focused approach that results in an outstanding employment rate after graduation.


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